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A Miscarriage is NOT a Direct Abortion

By March 18, 2023April 8th, 2023No Comments

Tragic Miscarriage 

TLC reality alum Jessa Duggar Seewald recently experienced a heartbreaking miscarriage.

A couple of weeks ago, Seewald shared a video about her miscarriage on YouTube. She expressed her heartbreak after the loss of her fifth child and shared she needed a dilation and curettage to remove the child from her body.

Is D&C an Abortion?

A D&C procedure is not only used to directly end the life of a preborn child. According to the Mayo Clinic, the procedure can:

  • diagnose medical problems after menopause
  • treat uterine cancer or uterine polyps
  • check unusual endometrial cells
  • remove a molar pregnancy
  • remove a preborn child who died and stayed in a woman’s uterus

A direct abortion ends the life of a preborn human child, making it dead. A miscarriage (or a stillbirth later in pregnancy), is when a child naturally dies, without outside forces.

Media Response

News outlets, such as Jezebel, Parade, and People Magazine, incorrectly stated she went through a direct abortion. Since she experienced a D&C procedure, news outlets are seizing the opportunity to promote abortion ideals.

So much so that in her YouTube video, Jessa responded to these accusations.

In a pinned comment on her video, she mentioned that she went through a D&C procedure before  – removing placental fragments after a pregnancy.

To the news outlets directly (emphasis added):

“There’s a world of difference between someone dying and someone being killed. To equate one to the other— and to a mother grieving the loss of her baby no less— is severely distasteful.”

Healing is Possible

Miscarriages and stillbirths affect a lot of families in the United States. Our country does have several organizations with healing resources, but just being a listening ear matters to women and men.

The most important thing that needs to be stressed is that we should care for these individuals at vulnerable points in their lives. Adding trauma by minimizing their pain does not help.

Cassy Fiano-Chesser wrote this article and posted it on February 27th, 2023. Live Action News granted us permission to repost quotes from the article. 

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